Book Description: Nova Roma, Byzantium, Constantinople, Istanbul - the legendary capital of two of the world s greatest empires, built on seven hills and spanning two continents has had more names than Liz Taylor. Saturated in history and sitting pretty on the glittering Bosphorus, we've schlepped, slept, sipped, supped and shopped all over so you can sit back like a Sultan and enjoy this Turkish delight. Want to avoid the tedious hard-sell and go direct to the finest carpet dealers, or even design your own contemporary kilims? Let us lead you through the fiendishly difficult maze-like Grand Bazaar to unearth the best and leave the rest, along with gorgeous antique textiles, unique modern jewels, spices and cutting edge fashion. Step this way for the city s best tables, from the lowliest meyhane tavernas to the shiny world-class big names; the city's finest bars; historians and academics to lead you around the city s myriad treasures; private yachts, personal shopping gurus... need we say more? On your marks, jet set, go... LUXE Istanbul. Eliminate the tedious.